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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ISTE 2012 - Please stop by!

It's been a crazy few weeks: winding down the school year, gearing up for summer PD, TechWeek Chicago and other Chicago tech conferences! However I get to take a mini vacation in the midst of the (fun) madness and head to the ISTE Conference in San Diego!
Today I will be presenting a session about math, metacognition (problem solving) and technology. If you are at the conference and are looking for something to fill that slot, and please stop by!
Digitizing Math Metacognition: Increasing Student Problem-Solving Skills
[Concurrent Session : Lecture]
Tuesday, 6/26/2012, 3:45pm–4:45pm, SDCC 25B
Jennifer Magiera, Chicago Public Schools
Increase students' math metacognition and problem-solving skills through digital devices. Discover how to transform assessment and differentiation and better prepare students for the Common Core Standards.


  1. Jennie,
    Now I wish I was going to ISTE!! I have taken baby steps to use iPads in my K/1 class to record math talks and would LOVE to hear your session! Will you be sharing some of your presentation on your blog? (She asked hopefully.)
    An Open Door

    1. Yup, although much of it is a compilation of what I've already written here :). I'll be doing much of the same session at Chicago iPad Academy, if you are going to be there!

    2. Yup, although much of it is a compilation of what I've already written here :). I'll be doing much of the same session at Chicago iPad Academy, if you are going to be there!

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  2. Hi! I am so excited to have learned about your blog! I am not sure where to post this question so I hope this is okay... I have questions about sharing ipad devices in a K/1 classroom. I have 12 ipads for the class and would love some ideas on how to store learning plans for students on the devices yet make it 'safe' so their sharing partner doesn't open and delete their stuff. I hope this makes sense. Thank you so much! Erica Hess erica@tcmi.com

    1. This is a hard one. One way is to use cloud sharing - iCloud, Dropbox, etc. In this case they'd each need their own login, which is hard for K/1. Otherwise there isn't really a great way to do so at this age (that I know of). I'm sorry; I wish it were easier! If any other readers know of something, please share!

  3. Jennie,
    It was great meeting you in person at ITSE! (We were the two ladies who spoke with you about yourMobile Reach Podcast before the presentation). We love your energy and brilliance when it comes to redefining learning. (We also love the SAMR model and always use it in presentations).
    Anyway, here's the question. You use EDM which is very scripted, how / when do you fit in your screencasts and authentic tasks..... Most teaches we work with say they can't squeeze anything else in to this already packed curriculum. Is the content of your screencasts from EDM?
    Again, thank you for all you do for teachers and kids.
    Also, as to the question above, dropbox would be good but also some notetaking apps (Noteability Noteshelf) have folders which could be assigned to students... might help.

  4. Jennie,

    I am so glad I got to see your session at ISTE. It really inspired me and I named it the best one I attended at the conference. I am going to be implementing some of these strategies next year and it was really helpful to hear your piece about differentiating the videos for Math. I am amazed at how you pull everything together too! I also would like to know more about when you film your video clips. Also, thanks for the recommendation to check out Doceri. Hope you find some time to relax this summer. It sounds like you are a busy girl. Good luck in your new position.

  5. Great post! Thanks for sharing! Very informative!